UPDATED FRIDAY, JUNE 22 @ 2:42 p.m.
BARNEGAT – Barnegat police advised certain residents to boil their water after a water main break occurred in the area near Bay Shore Drive.
While this area is located within the boundaries of Barnegat Township, it is serviced by the Ocean (Waretown) Township Utility Department. Chief Keith Germain said that they are unaware what caused the water main break, but members of the Waretown MUA is working on repairing the issue.
In a Nixle alert, Barnegat police noted that residents “are going to have reduced water due to the water main break.”
Ocean Township posted an advisory notice on their website that stated “A potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to you currently exists. As a precaution, we are implementing a limited Boil Water Advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory.”
The advisory requests that residents in the affected area use boiled or bottled water for drinking and cooking.
- Throw away food or beverages made with water during the time of advisory
- Keep boiled water on hand for use
- Don’t swallow water while bathing
- Rinse hand washed dishes with a diluted bleach solution
- Don’t use home filtering devices
- Use boiled water to treat injuries and feed pets.
The affected area runs from the 300 block of Bay Shore Drive to the public docks, said Germain.